19 Sep

Fifa World Cup Kylian Mbappe the real deal as France lift their Second World Cup

first_img For all the Latest Sports News News, Fifa World Cup News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Kylian Mbappe and France put on a scintillating show in winning the FIFA World Cup 2018 title as the Les Bleus defeated a hardworking Croatian side by 4 goals to 2.The 19-year-old Mbappe became only the second teenager after Pele to score in a World Cup final, helping France beat Croatia.Mbappe displayed his electrifying speed in the 52nd minute when play was held up by four protesters who ran onto the field in the second half.About 12 minutes after play resumed, Mbappe sent a right-footed shot past Croatia goalkeeper Danijel Subasic.The only other teen to score in a World Cup final was Pele, who was 17 when Brazil beat Sweden 5-2 in 1958.Mbappe, who plays for Paris Saint-Germain in the French league, was born months after France first won its only other World Cup title in 1998.Putin was later on the field during a downpour to award medals to the players. FIFA president Gianni Infantino then handed France captain Hugo Lloris the World Cup trophy.Paul Pogba and Antoine Griezmann, France’s two other key players, also scored at the Luzhniki Stadium.Highlights of the Final: Les Bleus crowned World Champions!But it was Mbappe who put the match out of reach with a furious passage of play in the second half. In the 59th, a run from Mbappe started a play that ended up with Pogba on the edge of the penalty area. With his second attempt, the midfielder curled his shot beyond Subasic.The PSG forward then scored himself, his fourth of the tournament, to make it 4-1.Griezmann scored from the penalty spot in the 38th minute after a video review. About four minutes after his corner kick was knocked out of play, the referee ruled Ivan Perisic had handled the ball on the way.France took the lead in the 18th when Croatia’s tallest outfield player, 1.90-meter (6-foot-3) forward Mario Mandzukic, rose to meet Griezmann’s free kick with the top of his head. He inadvertently sent it past his own goalkeeper.Perisic and Mandzukic both scored for Croatia, first to equalize in the 28th minute and later as a consolation goal in the 69th, embarrassing Lloris with a flicked shot as the France goalkeeper tried to dribble the ball out of his goalmouth.France coach Didier Deschamps became only the third man to win the World Cup as a player and a coach. Mario Zagallo of Brazil and Franz Beckenbauer of Germany are the others. last_img read more

26 Aug

Rams’ Nickell Robey-Coleman received death threats after no-call in NFC championship

first_imgThis is starting to become more common than it should.Rams cornerback Nickell Robey-Coleman said he received death threats after he was not called for pass interference when he should have been in the final two minutes of the NFC championship game. Nickell Robey-Coleman says pass was tipped during controversial no-call play in Rams-Saints game Super Bowl 53: Nickell Robey-Coleman says Rams must ‘stick dagger’ in Patriots Robey-Coleman called the threats “weird,” but said he was never nervous about his or his family’s safety.center_img “I mean, it wasn’t anything that I really paid attention to,” he said, via ESPN. “I think it was just a fake page that was online by somebody that was probably bitter and didn’t like the call and they said something on Facebook or Instagram or something. But I ignored them and moved on.”The NFL admitted there should have been a foul called on the play, which ultimately forced New Orleans to kick a field goal, in those final two minutes of the fourth quarter. The Rams went on to tie the game and won it in overtime after the Saints turned the ball over on their first possession of the extra period. Related News “I didn’t worry about it that much,” he said. “Being in L.A., I’m pretty safe. I know my whereabouts and I feel like if I’m in a situation where I feel threatened or feel endangered, I’ll tell the organization.”Bears kicker Cody Parkey also said he received death threats after he missed the potentially game-winning field goal in Chicago’s wild-card round loss to the Eagles.The Rams will play the Patriots in Super Bowl 53 on Sunday at 6:30 p.m. ET in Atlanta. The game can be seen on CBS.last_img read more